Marching Illini Halftime Show Features the Music of Rush
This past Saturday, the Marching Illini marching band of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign performed the music of Rush during their halftime show during the University's game vs. Toledo. During the roughly eight minute show, the band performed renditions of YYZ and The Spirit of Radio.
Since 1868, the Marching Illini has entertained millions of fans with traditional and innovative performances that have paved a path of excellence making them known as “The Nation’s Premier College Marching Band.” In the 1920’s, John Philip Sousa called the Illinois Band the “World’s Greatest College Band.” Superlatives like this have come to be expected during the long and illustrious history of the University of Illinois Bands. The excellence of innovation continues today as the Marching Illini strives for the highest levels of musical, visual, and thoroughly entertaining performances in historic Memorial Stadium.
You can watch their performance via the embedded viewer below or directly at this LINK.
Thanks to everyone who shot me a note about this great performance!